rooster hen ratio

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by show21, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. show21

    show21 Out Of The Brooder

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    i will have 10 chicks soon and i already have 20 hens. 19 of these are red stars and one is a golden laced wynadotte( she runs the show). all of the new ones are red stars pretty sure 4 are rooster. i dont care if the eggs are fertilized or not. can i have 4 roosters for 26 hens?
     
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    I think 3 or 2 would be the limit. Not just for the hens sake but the roosters may fight even if they 6-9 hens each.
     
  3. show21

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    thats what i thought thanks
     

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